Discursive Psychology in Practice

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Rom Harre, Peter N. Stearns
SAGE Publications, Nov 13, 1995 - Psychology - 221 pages
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In the last decade, many diverse streams of thought have come together in an international movement to reject the traditional view that a `scientific' psychology must rely on an experimental methodology. Underpinning this movement is the principle that the main characteristics of human life are best understood as produced through discourse. This `discursive' psychology has found adherents across the range of psychological disciplines and has ushered in a completely revised understanding of the subject.

This volume shows how to put these theoretical and methodological insights to work in the investigation of concrete problems in psychology. The internationally renowned contributors re-examine a range of traditional psycholog

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About the author (1995)

ROM HARR has been a longtime University Lecturer on the Philosophy of Science at Oxford University. He is also a Emeritus Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford, and has been visiting professor at universities around the world. He has authored or co-authored nearly 60 books.

Peter N. Stearns is Provost and University Professor at George Mason University. Since 1967, he has served as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Social History. His numerous books include World History in Documents; American Behavioral History; and Anxious Parents.

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